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Burundians with mental health problems claim access to medicines

10-11-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the World Mental health Day this October 10th, Burundian patients with mental problems say they don’t get medicines. “The treatment of patients with mental problems is very expensive whereas many of us are from impoverished families,” says one of the patients met (...)
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Burundian girls encounter serious obstacles to complete studies

10-10-2019 «Burundian girls face a major challenge. They do not complete their studies and consequently they do not achieve effective development, “said Martin Nivyabandi, Minister of Human Rights, Gender and Social Affairs on the occasion of the World Girl Day celebrated on 9 October. In the same vein, Claudette Niyonzima, (...)
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People with disabilities plead for inclusion

10-10-2019 While the World celebrates the International Day of Disability on every October 9th, Burundians living with disabilities still face some challenges like access to information, transport, buildings, health care… Adélaide Nyigina, Chairperson for the Union of people living with disabilities in Burundi-UPHB has said the rights for people living (...)
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Outbreak of cholera in Rukaramu area

10-09-2019 At least fourteen people from Rukaramu area in Mutimbuzi commune of Bujumbura province have contracted cholera since last week. Two people have already died of this disease which is spreading fast due to a serious lack of drinking water in the locality. Residents of Kigwati I and Kigwati II (...)
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First blind student to access higher education says he faces several challenges

10-04-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the Day of Blind People, Daniel Ntiranyibagira, the first blind student to study at the university says the lack of materials for studies and money for daily survival is among the many challenges he is faced with. Daniel Ntiranyibagira, Chairman of the (...)
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Trade ministry concerned over poor quality of Brarudi beverages

10-04-2019 At a press briefing held this October 4, Jean Marie Niyokindi, Minister of Trade has said it has been revealed that some Brarudi products are of poor quality. “Amstel, Primus, Royal and soft drinks have lost their original tastes,” said Mr. Niyokindi. He has said a team of his (...)
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Two Burundian artists detained over violation of culture and customs

10-04-2019 Olegue Baraka and Pacelli Iradukunda also known as Landry Promoter are detained by the Police since last week. They are accused of breaking the Burundian culture and customs through their songs and videos. The two artists are jailed in the office of the police dealing with juvenile crimes. With (...)
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Education Ministry deplores discrepancies in trainees’ lists

10-03-2019 At a press briefing held on this October 2nd, Edouard Juma, Spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Technical and Vocational Training has said there have been discrepancies in the lists of the basic school teachers of the first year class who attended the trainings from August 26 to September (...)
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Local NGO pleads for no alcohol to under 18

10-03-2019 While the World celebrates the Alcohol Free Day on each October 2nd, Burundi Alcohol Policy Alliance urges the government to establish a law governing alcohol consumption as it is a reality among young people in the country. Séraphine Manirambona, Chairperson for Burundi Alcohol Policy Alliance-BAPA says it has been (...)
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Older persons denounce inaccessibility to health care in Burundi

10-02-2019 On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons, those from Burundi say they don’t have access to health care due to the lack of means. They ask the government to implement free health care policy for older persons. “I live with my little grandchild. (...)